Info on the Civil Rights Movement

By: Cole Scarlette

5 Facts

  1. President Truman desegregates the Army and President Eisenhower desegregates schools.
  2. In 1955 Rosa parks actions lead to the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  3. In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. leads the March on Washington.
  4. On Aug 28, 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have A Dream" Speech.
  5. On Feb 1, 1960 four African-American college students went to Woolworth's in Greensboro, NC and asked to be served. They were denied but sat there patiently. The sit-in movement began.

Why I chose this?

I chose to do the Civil Rights movement because it is a very important time in history that set the standards for today that we in society are still struggling with somewhat. Today there is a lot of controversy over whether their is still unequal ideas about race. People are thinking there is racism in the police force about the events that have happened. There is still a lot of things that could be done to ease the tension of equal and fair rights.